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Dec 16, 2012 5:30pm PST
. japanese have woken up to something old and something new. the liberal democrats have ruled japan for decades. they spent the past three years in opposition. the lbp have won a strong mandate in the election for loretta house. the liberal democrats have long worked together with their partners in new komeito. they won 294 new seats, the new komeito, 31. together it gives them a two-thirds majority of the 300 ldps. prime minister of japan took back the leadership. all those seats will allow the ldp to push through their policies. even if the upper house rejects a bill, a vote by two-thirds of the lower house lawmakers can override that decision. the election ends three years in power for the democrats. the dpj had 230 seats coming into the vote. they held on to just 57. the restoration party won just 54 seats. they want to earn an alternative to the established parties. they are anxious to get back to the role they've held almost continuously since the 1950s. they talk about the ldp's policy plans and what this victory means. >> translator: it's not that voters are coming back to p
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